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Michelle Laude, Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude’s elder sister, said a housemate recalled that Jennifer went out on the night she was killed carrying around P20,000 to P25,000 in cash. “When the housemate asked why, Jen said: ‘Para ’pag may bumastos sa akin, hahampasin ko ng pera (So if somebody disrespects me, I would throw money at their face).’”
The House of Representatives is poised to approve this week the 2015 national budget that will include the last-minute changes introduced by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), such as “realignments within department or agency budgets.”
The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Saturday lashed out at Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice, who claimed to have uncovered an opposition plan called “Oplan Maligno.”
In a barely veiled attack on the administration of President Benigno Aquino III, embattled Vice President Jejomar Binay on Saturday night enumerated the chief complaints of the public that, according to him, his detractors must deal with.
Today is new year’s day in the Muslim world.
Unbeknownst to the general public, a hardy group has embarked on a 1,000-kilometer walk from Manila to Tacloban City to call attention to one reality: climate change.
Rome, under Pope Francis’ watch, never ceases to amaze the world. Coming on the heels of an extraordinary Synod on the family, a “World Meeting of Popular Movements” is being convened this week by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. This fascinating gathering aims to tackle the causes of worldwide inequality and social exclusion, to propose concrete solutions to the chronic problems of landlessness, homelessness, and joblessness, and to discuss what is to be done in the long term to create a more just world.
Interestingly, my column last Sunday (“SC tops SWS poll”) elicited—aside from the usual Twitter-type, knee-jerk reactions—lengthy and perceptive comments on the need to know the legal philosophy of Supreme Court justices.
It’s about time someone spoke out on Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao’s considered priorities. “I wish he’d be more involved here,” Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. was quoted as telling reporters last Wednesday in reference to the congressman and his duties at the House of Representatives. The Speaker made the point after noting Pacquiao’s recent debut as professional basketball playing coach, which he made while in training for his title fight with American Chris Algieri next month in Macau.
The information we’ve been getting from the Senate hearings on the corruption in Makati and the apparent unexplained wealth of Vice President and ex-Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay is mesmerizing. So I will continue to analyze and comment on it for the duration of the hearings.
Adobo was the first dish they cooked together as a young couple studying at Harvard Business School. It was the food they shared with classmates to showcase one of the best aspects of Pinoy culture.
Here’s the truth. Some of the most astute gourmets are executives. It’s because of something called an expense account. Let’s face it: the best things in life may be free but the best things in a restaurant are not.
The fascinating island of Semirara in Antique has modern facilities, attractive brick-lined architecture, a coal mining pit, profusion of flora and fauna amid a maze of crisscrossing dusty roads, man-made lakes, a marine sanctuary, and a new but quaint-looking chapel near a gently rolling hillside with life-size Stations of the Cross.
The local arm of the manufacturer of Marlboro cigarettes Friday accused its fiercest competitor, homegrown Mighty Corp., of “systematic and endemic fraud” over alleged non-payments of duties on the tobacco leaf and filters that the latter imports.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is likely to maintain its key interest rates steady for the rest of the year, but it may resume its monetary tightening measures by the first half of 2015 to keep inflation from breaching the target level, an economist from British banking giant HSBC said.
ERICA Adachi helped set in motion Petron’s free-flowing offense as it rolled over Mane ’N Tail, 21-25, 25-16, 25-21, 29-27, last night to register its second win in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix presented by Asics at Sto. Domingo Coliseum in Ilocos Sur.
BARANGAY Ginebra gave newcomer Kia a rude reminder on what it takes to slug it out with a PBA heavyweight.
A TALK ‘N TEXT squad still in a period of transition proved it had more than enough firepower to crush newcomer NLEX, 103-81, last night for a breakthrough victory in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
UNLEASHING its power game anew, Instituto Estetico Manila made quick work of Far Eastern U, 25-20, 25-21, 25-21, Thursday night to clinch the first finals berth of the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 Third Conference at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan late Thursday.
Newcomer NLEX guns for the solo lead today when it clashes with Talk ‘N Text even as Rain or Shine and Blackwater seek breakthrough victories in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
There was quite a buzz in Manila soon after National Book Store announced that Amy Tan would be headlining the first Philippine Literary Festival at Raffles Makati.
It was the enviable stories of a college classmate who, as an actor for commercials, was earning a hundred times more than he did that lured MiG Ayesa into the world of theater.
Sculptor-designer Jinggoy Buensuceso and wife-“mompreneur” Mutya (Crisostomo) believe that the best way to develop their children, Mayumi, 4, and Malaya, 2, is to bring them on excursions to the world of nature and animals.
Word up! All kinds of powerful stories are on full display at the first Philippine Literary Festival, ongoing till Saturday, Oct. 25, at Raffles Makati.
There is surely something nefarious afoot, with the recent string of good reviews from this often cantankerous reviewer. Is he on medication? Is he on the take? Is he being muzzled?
“The tongue also gets tired... sometimes, it doesn’t cooperate at all,” said Luis Manzano, a host of “The Voice of the Philippines,” which airs on ABS-CBN.
Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, is where we last ran into actor Mark Gil, waiting his turn at the ATV (all-terrain vehicles) post, among the numerous attractions of the white sand beach front resort, and then sitting in the judges’ panel with us for the very first search for Mr. & Ms. Hannah’s (ecotourism ambassadors) that same night.
Jennifer Hudson, “American Idol’s” Oscar- and Grammy-winning alumna, isn’t just making news with her transformative, 80-lb-plus weight loss: With the release of her ‘70s-style, funk-and-disco-fueled third album, “JHud,” crafted with some of pop music’s most reliable hitmakers (like Pharrell Williams and Timbaland), she’s out to prove that schmaltzy ballads aren’t the only songs she can sing with show-stopping flair and aplomb.
Two of the most thrilling films we’ve seen this year have been shown a week apart from each other: Damien Chazelle’s exhilarating, Oscar-worthy drama, “Whiplash,” about an ambitious drummer (Miles Teller) and his cruel mentor (JK Simmons), and David Ayer’s harrowing World War II tale, “Fury,” starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman.
Derek Ramsay appeared listless at the beginning of this interview. Turned out, the matinee idol had barely slept after a taping that ended in the wee hours earlier that day.